Thanks to YOUR phone calls and emails, last week the South Dakota State House of Representatives passed South Dakota State Representative Sue Peterson’s parental rights bill, H.B. 1246, by an overwhelming vote of 63-5!
H.B. 1246 is now pending before the South Dakota State Senate Judiciary Committee, and a vote could come as early as Thursday, February 24.
Please email your South Dakota State Senator as soon as possible today and ask him or her to support H.B. 1246.
Your message can be as simple as:
“Please support H.B. 1246, An Act to establish the fundamental right of a parent. This critical and timely bill passed the South Dakota House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 63-5 and will enshrine into South Dakota law that parental rights are a fundamental right, as the U.S. Supreme Court has held for the past 100 years. H.B. 1246 will protect parents and children in South Dakota, allowing parents to make critical decisions regarding their own children.”
When you email your State Senator, please feel free to link to the letter that we sent in support of H.B. 1246.
We strongly support this bill. If H.B. 1246 were to be passed into law, it would enshrine into South Dakota law that parental rights are a fundamental right. This is the exact type of legislation that is ParentalRights.org’s top priority to pass into law.
If H.B. 1246 were to be enacted into law, South Dakota would join fourteen other states in the nation that already have similar laws protecting parental rights as a fundamental right.
Thank you for standing with us to protect parental rights.